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Poster: craven714 Date: Aug 28, 2012 2:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - FIRST DAY JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c797fZFi7O8
this will have to do (prove)

saw mine at the Newport, shitlumbus Ohio. Cant say when.
Im gonna keep my day job/dayjobs (dont know the difference). I suggest you keep yours too...
We all need a good dayjob, right?

Im glad we can all rejoice in bd's post :)

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 28, 2012 3:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - FIRST DAY JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It feels almost obligatory to have this area of exchange w/ this song. Kinda like NFA by the crowd in the '90s.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 28, 2012 2:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - FIRST DAY JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Huzzah!

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Poster: craven714 Date: Aug 28, 2012 3:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - FIRST DAY JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thats like the drunken version of hooray. Right?
I can dig that. Hope you and the clan are well.
peace to you S
Just now leaving my day job, cuz my night job aint paying
either. nighty nite. keep your b-hole tight ;)

and dont forget, I love every song the GD ever played...

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 28, 2012 3:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - FIRST DAY JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It was also the Union's version of the Rebel Yell.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Aug 28, 2012 5:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - FIRST DAY JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And some Northern states of questionable loyalty.

Huzzah! She spurns the Northern scum!

That's my favorite line from the state song of Maryland. I am very proud, as a non-resident resident of Maryland, to have a state with such a ludicrously inappropriate and surreal song. A few choice lyrics. The despot, of course, being Lincoln (!):

The despot's heel is on thy shore,
Maryland!
His torch is at thy temple door,
Maryland!
Avenge the patriotic gore
That flecked the streets of Baltimore,
And be the battle queen of yore,
Maryland! My Maryland!

Dear Mother! burst the tyrant's chain,
Maryland!
Virginia should not call in vain,
Maryland!
She meets her sisters on the plain-
Sic semper! 'tis the proud refrain
That baffles minions back amain,
Maryland!
Arise in majesty again,
Maryland! My Maryland!

I hear the distant thunder-hum,
Maryland!
The Old Line bugle, fife, and drum,
Maryland!
She is not dead, nor deaf, nor dumb-
Huzza! She spurns the Northern scum!
She breathes! She burns! She'll come! She'll come!
Maryland! My Maryland!

For the whole experience, every line of which is a jaw dropper:

http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/01glance/html/symbols/lyrics.html

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 29, 2012 6:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - FIRST DAY JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

All Booth and co had to do was to reach MD and all was good (more or less).

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Aug 28, 2012 6:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: She breathes! She burns! She'll come! She'll come!

What a great state song. With a last line like that, it must be the joy of middle-schoolers of all ages.

Too hilarious for words:

I see the blush upon thy cheek,
Maryland!
For thou wast ever bravely meek,
Maryland!
But lo! there surges forth a shriek,
From hill to hill, from creek to creek,
Potomac calls to Chesapeake,
Maryland! My Maryland!

Those were fightin' days....

Of course (to digress), when the Confederate army ended up marching into Maryland in '62 hoping to find suppressed men eager to take up arms, join the rebel ranks & "baffle minions back amain," they were disappointed to find instead a chilly & hostile reception.
There's a neat story of Stonewall Jackson on the road to Antietam: "As he passed through Middletown, two young girls stood on the sidewalk and waved Federal flags in Jackson's face. He made a polite bow...and then remarked to his staff, 'We evidently have no friends in this town.'"

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Aug 28, 2012 8:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: She breathes! She burns! She'll come! She'll come!

Northern MD was never much of a slaveholding area. He'd have had a better reception on the Eastern Shore, around where Frederick Douglass had been a slave. (Btw I'm related to old Stonewall. So no dissing him. I mean, just in case you wanted to. That's my job, since he's family.)

I made my kid learn all the lines for that song in elementary school to sing to family at Christmas. It went over pretty well. He thought it was pretty cool and battle-like, too, cuz he wasn't in middle school yet. I just think it's astounding it became the State Song and is STILL the State Song. Apparently they must not be doing a very good job of teaching history for no one to complain. Either that or it's just too much fun to sing.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Aug 28, 2012 9:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: She breathes! She burns! She'll come! She'll come!

True, the hapless Confederates were simply in the wrong part of the state. Had they been marching through Baltimore they might've found a better reception...
MD came pretty close to seceding in '61. If not for "the despot" making some arrests & the timely arrival of some army units, the war could've gone quite differently from the start...

I wouldn't think of dissing ol' Stonewall. I'm just surprised he didn't have the girls shot on the spot! (While coldly muttering, "I don't want them brave, I want them dead.") But, grisly patriotic songs aside, those were gentler times...

What knocks me out is that this ditty didn't become the state song until....1939! There must've been some serious Gone With the Wind fever sweeping through the state.